Telephone: +0800 123 4567
+0800 123 4567

Our Mission

To address Minnesota’s cybersecurity workforce needs,and to assist Minnesota businesses in handling cyber risks.

More About Us


Facilitate formal research and informal
publications to advance cyber education
and professional development


Develop cyber security pathways in secondary schools and accelerated placement opportunities for graduates entering cyber careers


Immersive learning challenges to
rapidly develop experience


Initiate and support efforts to earn
grants and scholarships to support
Minnesota educators and learners


Develop relationships and collaboration between
top educators and industry experts


Innovative learning opportunities for
top cyber students across Minnesota

Our Team

Dr. Firasat Khan

Dr. Faisal Kaleem

Dr. Christophe Veltsos

Dr. Tirthankar Ghosh

Founders & Executive Board:

Dr. Tirthankar Ghosh (Current MNc3 Chair) – Professor at St Cloud State University

Dr. Firasat Khan – Leads Advance IT Minnesota

Dr. Faisal Kaleem – Associate Professor in the department of Information and Computer Sciences at Metropolitan State University

Dr. Christophe Veltsos – Associate professor in the Department of Computer Information Science

Executive Council:

Heather Hanscom – VP and Chief Information Security officer at SUPERVALU

Chris Buse – Assistant Commissioner and Chief Information Security officer at MN.IT Services

Eileen Manning – CEO and Entrepreneur, Cardinal Stritch University

Tim Crothers – Vice President, Cyber Security at Target

Stefanie Horvath – IT Director at MN Dept of Military Affairs

Key Partners